Riddles – Logic And Probability

It is very easy to get simple riddles wrong. Take this classic example: A man points at a portrait, and then says: “Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man’s father is my father’s son”. At whose picture is the man looking?

If you think he is looking at a picture of himself then the good news is you’ve hit the most common answer however you’re wrong! See answer and explanation below.

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Logic And Probability Riddles

Riddle: You have two containers, one of which will hold three gallons of water, the other five gallons of water. You need exactly four gallons of water.

How do you use these two containers to measure out the four gallons?

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Riddle: Trains travel from London to Southampton all through the day. Always on the same track, always going nonstop and at the same speed. The 2 PM train took 80 minutes to complete the trip, but the 4 PM train took an hour and twenty minutes.

Why?

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Einstein’s Riddle

Riddle: There are five houses painted five different colors. A person with a different nationality lives in each house. The five house owners each drink a certain type of beverage, play a certain sport and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, play the same sport or drink the same beverage.

Who Owns The Fish?

The Facts

1. The Briton lives in the red house
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets
3. The Dane drinks tea
4. The green house is on the left of the white house
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee
6. The person who plays football rears birds
7. The owner of the yellow house plays baseball
8. The man living in the center house drinks milk
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house
10. The man who plays volleyball lives next to the one who keeps cats
11. The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who plays baseball
12. The owner who plays tennis drinks beer
13. The German plays hockey
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
15. The man who plays volleyball has a neighbour who drinks water

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Riddle: The old king decides to set a task to determine which of his two sons will inherit his kingdom. He tells them that the son whose horse is last to reach the church on the hill will become the next king. His younger son immediately jumps on a horse and gallops toward the church at top speed. The king is good to his word and leaves him his kingdom.

Why?

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Riddle: Rachel drives 113 miles from Pittsburgh to Cleveland averaging 30 MPH.

How fast must she drive on the return trip to average 60 MPH overall?

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